The historic town of Pontville lies 35km north of Hobart. The old sandstone bridge in Pontville crossing the Jordan River forms part of the Midland Highway. First explored by Europeans in 1804 it wasn't until the 1830's to 1840's that the main construction of the village occurred, including the Police Station in 1839 and the Courthouse in 1842.
Places to visit in Pontville
St Marks Church
Built in 1839 St Marks Church is a wonderful example of a Romanesque-style church. It was designed by James Blackburn and built from local white ashlar stone.
The Barracks near the old sanstone bridge over the Jordan River was built in 1824 for accommodation for soldiers. It is a combination of five cottages.
The Old Post Office
The Old Post Office which was built around 1830 to house the Officer's Mess. It became the Post Office in 1861.
Dating from around 1820 the Sheiling, Gaelic for cottage, was originally constructed as two separate cottages. It was converted into a single private residence in the early 1950s.
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